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Alex George

Dear Librarians,

Where is your home?

I ask the question, because I've been trying to work out where my home is for the last eight years or so.

I'm an Englishman. I moved to the United States in 2003 with my family, and have been living here ever since. I drew on my immigrant experience when writing my novel, A GOOD AMERICAN. The book tells the story of a young couple, Frederick and Jette Meisenheimer, who leave their native Germany at the start of the last century in search of a new life in the United States.

In some ways, my experience of moving here could not have been more different to Frederick and Jette's journey a hundred years earlier. But I think we shared certain emotions: the hope for a better life, the fear of the unknown, and the paradox of wanting to adapt without forgetting where you came from. I know that a part of me will always be looking back across the Atlantic, towards England and my family who remain there.

I have five signed advanced reading copies of A GOOD AMERICAN to give away. One of the novel's characters says, "We all came here from somewhere." To enter the drawing, just send me an email at and tell me where your family originally came from. I'd love to hear your stories.

All the best,
A Good American / Alex George / Amy Einhorn Books / Hardcover: 400 pages
Price: $25.95 / ISBN: 978-0399157592 / Published: February, 2012
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